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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153042
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1988
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-111A
Owner/operator:389th TFS, 366th TFW, USAF (389th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 67-102
C/n / msn: A1-147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mountain Home AFB, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
Destination airport:
Narrative:
67-0102, callsign "Honest 21" crashed January 12, 1988 near Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. During the takeoff roll, the right canopy was seen to pop open as the aircraft rolled to the right and crashed. Both crew - Captain Robert A. Meyer Jr (student pilot) and Captain Frederick A. Gerhart (instructor) - were killed

As a direct result of this crash, an extra check - 'the canopy latch jiggle check' - was incorporated prior to takeoff.

Sources:

[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1967.htm]l
http://web.archive.org/web/20170921070650/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F_111/F-111.htm
http://www.f-111.net/t_no_A.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Feb-2013 18:49 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Mar-2013 01:56 RDC Updated [Operator]
24-Mar-2013 01:56 Anon. Updated [Operator]

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